Aviva poised to make new Friends

Tie-up would herald long-awaited consolidation in life assurance

Aviva: Friends for life

Chief executive Mark Wilson has been all about the cash. Until now

Aviva closes in on deal to buy Friends Life

£5.6bn acquisition would transform UK pensions industry

Towergate warns of threat to survival

Insurance group may have to compensate 2,000 customers

Security group CipherCloud raises $50m

Transamerica Ventures leads funding round

Pru shares hit high despite US decline

Insurer reduces exposure to US ‘variable annuity’ market

Rob Terry of Quindell

Terry ousted from Quindell

Founder ejected in effort to restore investor confidence

Struggle to understand Quindell speak

Group is in a permanent state of motion

Pension funds to flock to riskier funds

Managers expect to allocate more to private equity and hedge funds

Greenberg unlikely to testify in AIG case

Insurer’s former chief is challenging terms of $182bn rescue

Quindell shares hit by fresh controversy

Canaccord resigns as claims outsourcer’s joint broker

UK to probe insurers over reserves

Chief executives cautioned over dipping into backstop funds

Medibank: not so assured

IPO overshadowed by uncomfortable conflict between regulation, healthcare and profits

Car insurance boosts Moneysupermarket

Price comparison website reveals 18% rise in revenues

Quindell suffers share deal controversy

Group clarifies arrangement three directors made to sell shares

Serco embraces temperance and prudence

Chief Soames’s message is take the pain and hope to gain, eventually

Prudential to sell health operation

Group values business at £620m in deal that will lead to rebranding

Just Retirement annuity sales halve

Group increases defined benefit sales

Allianz: distraction therapy

The German insurer is trying to impress with a dividend increase

Admiral says Confused.com is under strain

Battle of price comparison websites will hit second-half profits as rival cranks up marketing

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